Fire breaks out at Kent County church; arson suspected

Posted at 11:11 AM, Nov 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-12 16:12:47-05

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Several fire crews responded to a fire at a church Monday morning.

The fire was reported at about 10:30 a.m. at the Northview Community of Christ church in the 4800 block of Palenque Place in Plainfield Township. No one was inside at the time of the fire.

4875 Palenque Place NE

Smoke from the fire could be seen for miles.

The fire chief on the scene tells FOX 17 that they suspect arson as the cause of the fire. The fire was apparently burning in three different areas of the church.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are also investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kent County Sheriff at 616-632-6236 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.